New Pre-launch Page feature & Partner Beta access This post is outdated
In coming weeks Shopify will release a new feature: the Pre-launch page. This feature is a static “coming soon” style page that covers a merchant’s store and acts as an interactive placeholder while they work on their store and prepare for launch.
Similar to the password page, the Pre-launch page will operate as an alternative to a merchant’s existing themes and blocks all access to storefront .json endpoints. This state will be exposed through the Admin API Shop properties as a unique field ‘pre_launch_enabled’ (*subject to change). Unlike the password page, no applications will run when the Pre-launch page is enabled. We, therefore, suggest that apps consider relevant error handling and changes to documentation.
For beta access to test this feature, log in to your partner account and append this onto the URL from home: https://partners.shopify.com/current/development_stores/pre_launch_beta You will be prompted to create a new Dev store which will provide access to the feature under “Themes” > “Pre-launch page”.
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